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Mauritian Women’s Declaration Against Sex Abuse

28.02.2018

Women’s Declaration Against Sex Abuse


50 Mauritian women sign a 100-word Common Declaration Against Sex Abuse.


The Common Declaration Against Sex Abuse represents a shared stand against patriarchy. It comes after 50 years of Independence and in the build-up to International Women’s Day 2018, at the very time when all over the world there are uprisings of women against harassment by predatory men.


The Declaration has been co-ordinated by the Muvman Liberasyon Fam. MLF has included women – from different “currents of thinking” over the decades – who have made, and are making, a contribution to the women’s movement or to women’s emancipation through the contribution they make in their field.


Common Declaration


I, the undersigned, stand with women all over the world who are raising their voices against predatory men, men who use their positions of “relative power” on the worksite – or in other institutions – so as to abuse women. Times are changing. Organizations with a modicum of democracy – including political parties, unions and professional associations – are beginning, everywhere in the world, to hold men accountable, or to revoke them or expel them for abusing women. We, women, worldwide are beginning to raise our voices against sexual and sexist abuse. I for one will no longer collude with this.


Thus, I add my signature, me too.                 


{Deklarasyon Komin


Mwa, ki finn azut mo nom lor sa Deklarasyon la, mo dibut ansam ar fam partu dan lemond ki pe lev lavwa kont zom predater, zom predater ki servi zot pozisyon “puvwar relatif” lor sayt – ubyin dan lezot institisyon – pu abiz fam. Lepok pe sanze. Deza ena lorganizasyon ki demokratik – parti politik, sindika, lasosyasyon profesyonel, parmi – pe kumans, partu dan lemond, sanksyonn zot manb, revok zot, expilse zot, kan zot abiz fam. Nu, fam, partu dan lemond pe kumans lev lavwa kont abi sexyel ek sexist. Mo refiz konplis.


Ala mo siyne, mwa osi.}


Aisha Doba


Allia Syed Hossen-Gooljar


Ambal Jeanne


Ananda Devi


Anjani Murdan


Anne-Lise Mestry


Anne-Marie Joly


Anooradah Pooran


Anushka Virahsawmy


Aurore Perraud


Begum Badullah


Daniella Bastien


Danielle Turner


Djemillah Mourade


Francoise Labelle


Francoise Lamusse


Gaëlle Tossé


Husna Ramjanally


Julia Maigrot


Kisna Kistnasamy


Kumari Issur


Laure Soobrayen


Lindsey Collen


Linzi Bacbotte


Manda Boolell


Marie Claire Bibi Diop


Marie-France Favory


Marie-Noelle Elissac-Foy


Marlène Urcile Ladine


Marousia Bouvery


Mary Jane Gaspard


Maya Hanoomanjee


Mélanie Vigier de Latour-Bérenger


Merline Francois


Micheline Virahsawmy


Mohni Bali


Monique Descombes


Munavvar Namdarkhan


Myriam Narainsamy


Patricia Day-Hookoomsing


Pramila Patten


Pushpa Lallah


Rajni Lallah


Ranjita Bunwaree


Sadna Jumnoodoo


Sandra O’Reilly


Sarah-Jane Vingta


Sheela Baguant


Sheila Bappoo


Sheila Bunwaree


Veronique Topize


Vidula Nababsing


Circulated by the MLF, 27 February, 2018